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. jimmy lee dykes has not surre surrendersurren surrendered. >>> now, governor rick perry has taken a stand. what he said might surprise you. >>> and the moment is almost here, nope. not the super bowl, new york's fashion week. we'll have a preview. >>> it is sunday, february 3rd, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa reports a former marine suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder is being held in connection with the shootings. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company kraft international. kyle recounted his four combat tours in iraq in his book "american sniper." his more than 150 sniper kills had them placing a bounty on his head. most recently he appeared on the reality show "stars earn stripes" and conan o'brien show. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents that they put a $20,000 bounty on y
in an underground bunker. this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. we're starting to hear why he may have killed a bus driver earlier this week but we still don't know why he grabbed a child from that bus. victor blackwell. good morning again. how are investigators actually communicating with this guy in the bunker? >> reporter: good morning, randi. this is really bizarre. however sophisticated setup. we have an animation based on what a neighbor tells us this bunker look like. there is a pvc pipe that goes from the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes property that goes all the way to this bunker past the mobile home, past the red container, next to his home. through that, they are communicating. it's just as important to mention what authorities do not want to communicate to jimmy lee dykes. they have said to the media several times not to show live tactics, anything that they're doing as they approach the home. they have also not given us many details because they don't want to acknowledge at a time taat a acknowledge at a time d -- agitate dykes. there would be no other reason not to give details
not released the suspects' name, but local news outlets have identified him as jimmy lee dykes. they say the standoff between dykes and authorities began after he shot a bus driver and took the boy off a school bus. he has kept the child in an underground bunker for the past three days. retail giant walmart is putting a limit on how much ammunition customers can buy. this comes after a surge in demand following the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. joe johns reports. >> wal-mart is not the only retailer. this spans of a new store is setting a limit of only 10 boxes per day for semiautomatic weapons. there is increased demands and retail stores nationwide. firearms have a few reasons why. increased gun prices and record highs. more guns, more ammunition, and higher traffic at gun. with increased activity and they are purchasing more rounds. >> this could be increasing more. there is a proposal for a ticket% tax on ammunition. what ever the cost table set a limit. this will limit individuals and require background checks. there right now a fugitive drug addict can wa
the home of jimmy lee dykes. he had been holding the boy hostage for several days after grabbing him off a school bus and shooting the bus driver last week. the coroner said dikes is dead -- dykes is dead but the boy is safe. >>> now to the investigation of a navy seal killed by a man he was trying to mentor. officials are still trying to piece together what led up to the shooting. >> reporter: 25-year-old marine eddie ray routh was charged with murder in the death of chris kyle. authorities are working to determine the motive. kyle was one of the most skilled snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals. kyle also knew the difficulties service members faced when they came home. >> you don't have an identity. >> reporter: so he dedicated himself to helping returning vets who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> chris had a difficult time tran sessioning himself. i think that's a big reason why he cared so much. >> reporter: police believe kyle was trying to help ross at the gun range -- help routh at the gun
was held after negotiations broke down with 65-year-old jimmy lee do k dykes. a high tech camera was inserted into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: tonight, jimmy lee dykes is dead. the standoff began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus, shot the driver, charles poland, jr., and snatched ethan. the boy, who is believed to have autism, was held captive in the six by eight-foot underground bunker while police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authority authorities called comfort items to be sent down that pipe. toys, coloring books, potato chips and ethan's medication. police were careful not to anger dykes, believed to be watching news reports in the bunker, and even thanked him at one point. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: by night, police flew drones over that bunker, looking for signs ethan was
to monitor the boy and his captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> mr. dykes was observed, was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: but dykes is now dead. a source tells abc news, authorities used explosives to get into the bunker. >> i can tell you over the past 24 hours, our communications with the subject deteriorated and we were certainly concerned for the safety of the child. >> reporter: the question remains -- why did dykes board a school bus last tuesday, kill the driver, kidnap ethan and bring him below ground. the police said nothing about the motive and said dykes made few demands. now the little boy who has mild autism and adhd will go home to celebrate his 6th birthday wednesday. investigators aren't saying how they were able to get into the bunker to bring ethan out unharmed. rob, diana. >> thank you, marcy. >>> a french director hoping to make a movie about the sandy hook elementary school tragedy will have to find another location. the director wanted to shoot the
in an underground bunker. the standoff in in its fifth day. negotiators are talking with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes through aventlation pipe. police say the boy has an electric blanket and dykes allowed officials to send down medication and toys. he killed the driver of a school bus and police aren't speculating on the motive. >>> and now to a murder trial that really has people talking. the victim travis alexander was found shot, stabbed 27 times in his throat was slit from ear to ear. prosecutors say it was the work of a jealous lover, jodi arias, but arias says it was self-defense in that alexander was a sex maniac who threatened her with bodily harm. hln's alexis weed takes a look at what will happen if she's convicted of murder and gets the death penalty. >> jodi arias could join three other women currently sitting on arizona's death row if a jury finds her guilty as charged. a first-degree murder con vikds could land arias in line for what's recently become one of the nation's busiest death chambers. the state carries out all post 1992 convictions by lethal injection and now permits witnesses
-- in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. the gunman - jimmy lee dykes - entered a child's school bus and murdered the driver, before taking a little boy hostage. dale county sheriff wally olsen expresses how he feels. after they safely rescued the five- year old boy- ethan. >> you know, i am a father and a lot of these men and women that have been sacrificing tireless hours are also parents. you know, it is a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> pam: authorities say, ethan is doing well. he was taken to a local hospital to be checked-- since he suffers from asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder. there is no word on exactly how the 65 year-old gunman died. >> a former navy seal sniper was one of two men killed at a shooting in a remote gun range in texas on saturday. chris kyle --known for his record number of kills as a sniper was shot and killed at a gun range in texas. veteran chad littlefield was also shot and killed. police say. eddie ray routh. admitted to shooting both men. after a short chase. police arrested routh. routh spent four year
and captor dead. jimmy lee dykes shot and killed school bus driver then took 5-year-old ethan holding in underground bunker. fbi tried to northbound the boy's release for days but agents felt the talk were his days tier 88thing and when they realize that had dyke his a gun today, agents threw open the hatch dropped in a flash grenade then rushed n.dykes killed. ethan was not physically hurt. fbi agents say he was laughing and playing with his family at the hospital tonight. >>> tour bus firm involved in deadly crash in southern california was cited for safety violations. accident in san bernardino county killed 7 people at least 17 others remain in the hospital. company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during inspections last year including brake and tire problems. investigation into the cause of yesterday's crash continues. >>> pair of suspected thieves face charges tonight for using information from a contra costa county times newspaper holdless to burglarize a home while the owner were his on vacation. the nieves southern california took one million dollars in val
for days. jimmy lee dykes board ad school bus, shot and killed the driver and then took the boy to a bunker beneath his property. the fbi had been negotiating with dykes but those talks deteriorated within the last 24 hours. dykes was seen holding a gun. the feds decided to go in. >> by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> now, the boy is believed to be physically unharmed but it is still unclear what he endured in that bunker. the boy will be celebrating his sixth birthday this week. >> new at 11:00, a fight between city and state. for the first time the state supreme court will enter into the medical marn debate to decide whether cities can legally outlaw pot clubs within their jurisdictions. george kiriyama joins us in san jose where many people are watching this closely. right? >> reporter: they are. this all stems from a southern california court case where a city, the city of riverside was taken to court by a dispensary claiming cities and counties cannot ban or restricted something the voters have already approved. as
safe and captor dead. jimmy lee dykes shot and killed school bus driver then took 5-year-old ethan holding in underground bunker. fbi tried to northbound the boy's release for days but agents felt the talk were his days tier 88thing and when they realize that had dyke his a gun today, agents threw open the hatch dropped in a flash grenade then rushed n.dykes killed. ethan was not physically hurt. fbi agents say he was laughing and playing with his family at the hospital tonight. >>> tour bus firm involved in deadly crash in southern california was cited for safety violations. accident in san bernardino county killed 7 people at least 17 others remain in the hospital. company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during inspections last year including brake and tire problems. investigation into the cause of yesterday's crash continues. >>> suspected of suspected thies face charges tonight for using information from a contra costa county times newspaper holdless to burglarize a home while the owner were his on vacation. the nieves southern california took one million dol
gathered outside the bunker, where authorities say 65 year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy. dykes allegedly took the child tuesday afternoon in midland city, after shooting and killing the school bus driver. authorities say dykes was due in court wednesday morning to answer charges that he shot at neighbors in dispute last month. >> still ahead nasa has launched a new space shuttle what it could mean for the future of space flight on the kron 4 morning news continues also today on dr. phil at 4 the man behind the manti teo thank girlfriend hoax is breaking his silence. ronaiah tuiasosopo sits down with a doctor for a first tell-all interview about the hoax that duped the notre dame football star. you can watch the two-part interview right >> we're back at 4:45. let us talk weather and traffic. we have a nice forecast. we have troubles on traffic from erica will tell you more. >> the twinkling lights on the bay bridge. waking up to mainly '30's in the east interior valleys. upper '40's all the calls. >> downtown san francisco 49. 43 in oakland. for 38 in concord and 42 in fremont.
in a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. the fbi has been negotiating with him. abc's gio benitez has been on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through
in alabama where a 5-year-old boy is being held captain nif a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. gio benitez has the latest. >> reporter: when will this little boy with autism be let go. police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it's been seven days since he stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort item, a red hot wheels car, potato chips, medicine. over the weekend, a press conference to thank the hostage
-old jimmy lee dykes. this afternoon the sheriff explained some of the talks. >> based on our discussion with mr. dykes, he feels like he has a story that is important to him, although it's very complex. we try to make a safe environment for all for that. >> the suspect feels like he has a story. this all unfolded nearly a week ago in midland city, alabama, a rural town in the south, not far from the border with florida. the gunman reportedly stormed a school bus. shot and killed the school bus driver, and then took this child from the bus. investigators say the boy has since asked for a red hot wheels car and eez-it crackers, law enforcement delivered those items and medication through a pipe that extends down into the bunker. we're live in midland. any signs of progress? reporter: well, authorities keep telling us they're engaged with the suspect around the clock. today they say most of the communications are occurring during the day. but they say they can't go into details to address the questions and speculation circulating in the community. >> told me a lot of things that were being
tuesday when the suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded a school bus fatally shooting the bus driver. he then randomly grabbed the child and took him to an underground bunker. negotiators spent days talk to go dykes through a ventilation pipe. >>> on his first trip in his second term president obama hit the road to push for stricter gun laws. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with that story and more in our "world tonight." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater acces
-old child named ethan is still being held hostage in an underground bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes, neighbors describe as a loaner with a deep distrust of government. >> we have been in constant communication. >> reporter: police are talking with him through a ventilation pipe choosing their words carefully. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: he is allowing ethan potato chips, toys and medicines and the bunker has an electric heater and blankets. the ordeal began tuesday when he grabbed ethan after boarding a school bus and shooting the driver. kate ott tick scene still weighing on this small town. he was driving by when he noticed children crying on the side of the road. he was so stunned, he crashed his car. >> i realized something serious had to have happened. >> there are new ribbons and prayers vigils here. joshua tucker is one of the organizers. >> i want our little warriors in that bunker with him to get out safe and sound. >> reporter: a little warrior now trapped underground for more than 110 hours. >> as the standoff drags on, several school
contact with jimmy lee dykes for a pbc pipe >> this is an animation about the bunker is believed to look like based on police and eyewitness accounts. if more than 100 hours of the ordeal began >> they have -- appeal to his sense of duty. he was a former navy personnel in vietnam. again whatever issues he has with the government he has to also know that the as of the world are on h im. he's not going to be hurt. >> voice family is keeping close with a local pastor >> it's amazing how well they are holding together in faith and believing this central to get to come home. >> the visual is being had -- held every evening and meanwhile a service was held for the bus driver >> it's a lot of pain and for the bus driver he is a hero but also gone >> that was fox craig boswell reporting funeral services for mr. paul will be held today. investigators say sulyhose a li he's holding hostage. dozens of community members and officials gathered in northeast remember jim parker jones. the transgender warmer and was stabbed to death 1 year ago today as she waited at the corner beast n-uppercase-letter
the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, the owner of the same property that s.w.a.t. teams have descended upon and where the gunman is holed up in an underground bunker with a young boy. >> at this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: neighbors say he has long been a problem. >> i always called him mean man. >> reporter: the 65-year-old reportedly a military veteran who missed a court hearing where he was to face charges for menacing neighbors. police radio traffic captured the chaos he 'ledgedly caused. >> just had a bus driver shot. possibly deceased. >> the suspect has removed a child from the bus. they're on foot -- >> reporter: parents of other children on the bus panicked. >> nobody called and told me anything. now he jumps in her car. i'm going to look for my son. i called home. he's not home. >> reporter: but police say dykes took just one child, a boy who happens to need special medications, now stuck in a hole difficult for s.w.a.t. teams to reach. >> we ask for prayer for all the families involved, and law enforcement is here working tireles
who they say was becoming increasingly agitated. the government has identified it as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say he took the child from a crowded bus late last month after they wish to the driver. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make the difference, it is our responsibility. >> the president says the ban on military-style assault weapons and 10 room limit for magazines should be implemented. government records show a tour bus that crashed and killed seven people in southern california sunday night at least 22 said the violations, including trouble with its brakes. the bus careened out of control in the san burn the imam's near ukiah bob. we have learned right issues were noted at least three inspections since 2011. the same sort of set also flagged eight times for me as problems in the last four months. the bus was carrying a group from tijuana mexico returning from a ski trip when the bus slammed into two other vehicles. five women, a man and a 13 year-old boy were killed. >> we are going to take a break and be back with more
. >> reporter: the local sheriff thanking 65-year-old hostage-taker jimmy lee dykes for the care of his 5-year-old victim. >> he's told us that he has an electric heater and blankets inside that he's taking care of him. >> reporter: abc news learned dykes requested that a reporter go down into the bunker to speak with him. in these satellite images you can see how secluded the area is from the busiest pars of town in southern alabama. through a ventilation pipe, dykes is allowing negotiators to send ethan potato chips, coloring books, toys and medicine. >> i'm wondering if he's crying for his momma because him and his momma are very close. >> reporter: cindy steiner lives right next door to the boy ethan who has been at the center of a hostage crisis. tuesday afternoon, police say dykes got on to a school bus and after demanding two children, he shot and killed driver charles poland and kidnapped ethan. >> ethan is a very loving little boy. he has lots of energy. he loves his momma. loves to be hugged. >> reporter: that's what you told me. he's a boy that loves to be hugged. >> he'll go up to
jimmy lee dykes to release the 5-year-old, who has asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. but they acknowledged dykes could hold out for days. the police chief of a neighboring town told reporters that dykes has been known to hole up in the underground bunker resembling a tornado shelter for as many as eight days. >> the truth of it is that it happens. sooner or later i could not control. >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico ci tell mlle you yolove me. tell mlle i'm i'beautiful. tellte me we'll grow old together. in sic skness esand in health. tell me mthat i'm still the o. thatth you need me. that i'm i your super hero! tellte me you'll never let me . tell me myou miss me. that'sat all ill need. [ femalema announcer ] for evr erything they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, there'ers a haa llmark car. they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, at ikea, we don't just we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home
that officers after speaking to neighbors and acquaintances of jimmy lee dykes described him as strongly anti-government in his views, as you said anti-america, whatever that may mean and he also described him as a survivalist, which seems fairly obvious, given the bunker that he dug in his backyard. >> so we're familiar with the term survivalist from this show on table, "dooms day preppers." is this the kind of guy we're talking about? those people don't seem particularly dangerous. >> i think doomsday preppers tv show tends to feature all kinds of different people looking for various types. in reality the survivalist movement is dominated by people with extremely right wing views and fears and generally those fears center around what the government is going to do. these people very widely feel that government has very bad plans for the rest of us around the corner, that some catastrophe is looming. we saw the survivalist movement really take off in a couple of instances in the last few years one around the so-called y2k bug the fear that computers were going to collapse when the clocked rol
is unharmed. on friday, investigators released this picture of the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. not only was he in the navy in the '60s, but he earned awards including the vietnam service medal. friday, police towed away the school bus from the crime scene. it had been there since tuesday afternoon when police say dykes boarded it as it was stopped, demanded a few children, and then shot and killed the bus driver when he wouldn't hand them over. since then, dykes has been holed up in an underground bunker nearby with a 5-year-old boy named ethan with asbupergeasper syndrome. officials have lowered medicine and coloring books for ethan through the pipe. the bus driver has been called a hero, and the funeral will be scheduled for later today. residents are hoping and praying for a peaceful resolution. lester? >> gabe gutierrez for us this morning. thank you. >>> and clint van zandt is a former fbi profiler and nbc news analyst. nice to have you here. >> hi, lester. good to be here. >> we understand this man has a television. so i have to be mindful -- we have to be mindful, we do
has been identified as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say dykes took the child from a crowded school bus late last month after fatally shooting the driver. the child had been held captive ever since. >> the debate on gun control is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis calling for gun control legislation. he says a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges a tough road ahead to pass a ban on assault weapons. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree on the something. we are not going to save every life but we are able to make a difference. that is our responsibility. >> the president says the ban on military style assault weapons and a ten- round limit for magazines should be implemented. >> republicans in congress are much better armed than their democratic counterparts. a recent study found that 119 republicans own guns, while only 46 democrats were gun owners. there is no public record of gun ownership by members of congress, and it is not part of the information lawmakers are require
as jimmy lee dikes through a 4-inch pipe. investigators say dykes has strong anti-government views and the shooting of the bus driver may have been a hate crime. meanwhile, the community continues to hold out hope for the hostage, gathering for a series of village ims and church services. police say there's no indication that dykes has hurt the child. the child reportedly has an autism-like disorder as well as adhd. police have been delivering medication to him through the pipe. >>> happening today, a former culpeper police officer convicted of manslaughter heads back to court. today a judge will decide if the verdict should be tossed out because jurors consulted a dictionary while deliberating. the attorneys for the defendant say that shows the panel was confused about their instruction. >>> today is hillary clinton's final day on the job. and as she leaves, she is issuing a parting warning about iran about meddling in the civil war in syria. she warned about iran sending more fighters and upgraded military supplies to the government of syria, which is fighting a civil war. mrs.cl
out with anger toward jimmy lee dykes. >> i hope they get you and i hope you live the rest of your life in prison and you never see the day of light again. you're going to pay for what you did to this little boy and that bus driver. >> in north texas a manhunt is on to find whoever shot a prosecutor outside a courthouse. kaufman county district attorney mike mcclellan had this message for the shooters. >> we're very confident that we're going to find you, we're going to pull you out of whatever hole you're in and we're going to bring you back and let the people of kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> there's a $20,000 reward for information that could lead to a conviction. >>> oh, it is cold in the upper midwest today. you can see temperatures in minnesota with windchills that make it feel like minus 25 degrees. that's what it's like in minneapolis and it feels like minus 27 in international falls. woo! >>> san francisco is one of the most gay friendly cities in the world, so imagine how shocked some fans were when one of their beloved 49ers said this.
-old jimmy lee dykes stormed on to a school bus. >> believe the children, a child is on the line with us advising that the bus driver's been shot. >> reporter: that driver, charles poland, was shot dead before dykes took ethan to the bunker. >> i have actually seen the hole, thing bunker that he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: neighbors say dykes has isolated himself in the bunker for as long as eight days before. police say that he may have enough supplies to last him weeks. today, why do we know so little about dykes? >> one of the reasons they're keeping the negotiations close to the vest and not releasing his picture is to try to insulate the situation as much as possible so that they don't have a situation, where they have to deal with his anger and rage. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and to the people of this area. that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers, that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: meanwhile, children are trying to understand why this happened to their friend. >>
situation involving a five year old boy in midland, alabama. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has allowed negotiators to send medicine for the boy, named ethan. other items including coloring books and toys have through a ventilation pipe that leads into the hideout. the incident began on tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus and demanded two boys. dykes fatally shot the bus driver when he tried to block dykes. who then abducted ethan. former new york mayor ed koch will be honored at his funeral this morning by former president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super
is described as hanging on by a thread. hostage negotiators have been communicating with suspects jimmy lee dykes through a four-inch-wide pvc pipe that runs 16 feet into the bunker where dykes remains with his 5-year-old captive. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect, and there's no reason to believe the child has been harmed. >> reporter: the two have been underground since tuesday afternoon, when dykes stormed onto a school bus and shot driver charles poland jr. four times, killing him. according to published reports, poland held the gunman at the front of the bus while 21 children escaped out the back. the gunman grabbed two children but one managed to break free. he then kidnapped a boy now identified as ethan. the six foot by eight-foot space has electricity and supplies. police were able to develop food and medication to the boy who has special needs. he's also been able to watch television. reportedly dykes has asked for nothing while refusing to release the child. the fbi stays in contact with dykes during the day and lets him sleep at night.
on. >>> d >>> neighbors in midland city say jimmy lee dykes has been working on a bunker for more than a year now. he has stayed there for eight days at a time. the sheriff offered this update to reporters. >> i can tell you that negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. they ask that everybody continue to keep the child and the family and all who are part of this investigation in your prayers. >> george howell has been covering this from the beginning. there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed, so what do we know about this child? >> when you try to talk about these investigators, they are very tightlipped, they only offer updates every so often, when they speak, everyone listens. at this point, what we know is exactly what we said this young boy remains physically unharmed, the most important we heard. and they were able to get this young boy, medications, daily medications that he needs, but he remains held up against his will inside that bunker. one person who knows about that bunke
and the driver could face charges. >>> the school bus driver allegedly shot by jimmy lee dykes was laid to rest yesterday. dykes remains underground with his 5-year-old captive. manuel bojorquez has more. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. police tell us they still have an open line of communication with dykes but after almost a full week of the standoff, very little has changed. details remain scarce. dykes did allow police to lower crackers and a red hotwhiles eer into the bunker. she's a friend of the family. she says he has autism. >> i know he's cried. i know he wants his mama because he's never been away from her. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: neighbors know him for his anti-government rant bus he's a decorated vietnam veteran. he received awards for good conduct. just miles from the standoff, hundreds gathered sunday to remain slain bus driver charles poland jr. police say dykes shot poland tuesday when he stormed this bus and demanded child hoss tax. 22 escaped. robby bachelor is also a school bus driver. >> he laid down his life for the ki
is described as a tornado bunker. a close source to the investigation describes him as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. a source describes him as survivalist who distrusts the government. and neighbors describe him as a loner, always menacing. >> this man has exhibited for years signs of instability. >> does he scare you? >> he terrified me. he was basically a ticking time bomb. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, the police source says the gunman boarded a stopped school bus near this church and demanded a few random children come with him. it's not clear why. the bus driver, 66-year-old charles poland junior refused to let any children go and when dykes shot poland multiple times killing him. as officers closed in, witnesses who shot this cell phone video say the suspect grabbed one of the children who had fainted and took the kindergartener to his property near by. the child has been identified simply by his first name, ethan. he turns 6 in a few weeks. in midland city, vigils wednesday night to pray for ethan and remember the bus driver. >> he's definitely a hero because he did everything he
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